Here I lay down in the mud. It was cold and clammy, and made me shiver, but I did not care to stand up and run the risk of being discovered by his sharp eyes.
This he would have known at once by the tracks through the mud.
At such times I could see his villanous face plainly, and, when the sulphur from the matches irritated his lungs, between the raspy cough that followed and the clammy mud in which I was lying, I confess I shivered harder than ever.
Then the idea that I might be out in the mud must have struck him, for he waded out a few yards in my direction, and, stooping, with his eyes searched the dim surface long and carefully.
Not daring to wade upright, on account of the noise made by floundering and by the suck of the mud, I remained lying down in the mud and propelled myself over its surface by means of my hands.
The thought came to me of going toward Yellow Handkerchief's skiff and escaping in it, but at that very moment he returned to the beach, and, as though fearing the very thing I had in mind, he slushed out through the mud to assure himself that the skiff was safe.
No one could leave or land without making tracks in the mud. The only tracks to be seen were those leading from his skiff and from where the junk had been.
But there was no such mark; and I knew that he was absolutely convinced that I was hiding somewhere in the mud.
But to hunt on a dark night for a boy in a sea of mud would be like hunting for a needle in a haystack, and he did not attempt it.
The water was now close at hand, and I crawled painfully into it and washed the mud from my naked body.
From the very beginning of the building of it he slept by its side, and often woke up to say sweet things to it, and after it was lined with mud
and the mud
had dried he always slept in it.
[USPRwire, Tue Jul 30 2019] Mud
Mixers for Oil and Gas Industry: Introduction The major use of mud
mixers for oil and gas industry is due to the factors such as low energy consumption, apt for mixing at very high pressures, maintenance free, simple installation, and totally closed piping system.